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VIII Air Support Command 22A

16 August 1943

Official description

Not yet known

Description

The German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France is the primary target for 36 B-26s from 322BG. 29 are effective on this target. Another 3 attack the German airfield at Conches, France as a target of opportunity. There are no losses or claims, although 3 aircraft sustain damage from anti-aircraft fire.

Mission details

1. CONCHES

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-26 Marauder

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3.60
Number of aircraft Sent 3
Number of aircraft Effective 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2015 18:47:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-May-2015. Added the Mission Narrative based on "The Mighty EIghth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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